Malls outside the Klang Valley thriving
Anthony Dylan, a member of Malaysia Shopping Malls Association | 09 Mar 2018 00:30
An artist’s impression of the Mid Valley SouthKey Megamall which is opening its doors this year
NEWS and analyses about the country’s shopping mall industry more often than not revolve around what happens in the Klang Valley.

While it is a given that the Klang Valley is the shopping mall heartland, it cannot be denied that the northern region, East Coast and also the southern region have also begun to become more active.

These three regions along with the central region, which includes Klang Valley, are considered the hub and spokes of retail and shopping mall hotbeds.

It is interesting to note that in Penang, the focus has started to shift once again from the congested island to the mainland, especially with the opening of Southeast Asia’s longest bridge, the Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’Azam Shah bridge, which is Penang’s second.

This bridge connects the south of Penang Island to Batu Kawan on the mainland. It is here where the opportunity of a regional retail pull will likely occur. Already, Design Village in Penang has broken barriers by being the first mover of a homegrown outlet mall.